Especially for the wintry months of December, January and February. So get out there with your camera and take some photos! Images please in landscape rather than portrait.
Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail
Every year the BDS runs an Internet Auction to raise funds for our scientific study and research into improving deer welfare, our education programmes and campaigns. We now need lots for the 2018 auction starting on 18th May. Thank you to all those who have already provided lots.
Can you donate a lot?
Most lots are donated by our generous supporters linked with the rural community, its pastimes and industries and so reflect these interests. Items range from countryside clothing, equipment and photography to fishing, stalking, sailing and ferreting. Fine dining, pub food, holiday lets, spa treatments, paintings, books and food also prove extremely popular!
We are really grateful to everyone who supports us.
If you would like to donate a lot please either call Helen on 01425 655434 option 3, or pdf download and complete the Lot Donation form. (52 KB)
The two-day BDS Society AGM & Conference will take place in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Zoo and the Holiday Inn, Corstorphine on 18th and 19th May 2018.
Need to fast track your revision progress before taking a DSC1 assessment? Short on time?
Access to online training at a time to suit you just couldn’t be easier
• Ultimate Deer Data (UDD) has the information for all 5 assessments
• 19 interactive quizzes and 5 deer ID tests can be repeated until you are answering correctly and with confidence.
UDD is also a brilliant resource for anyone needing to increase their knowledge of British deer and their management.
The British Deer Society will be attending the British Shooting Show on 16-18 February on the Edgar Brothers stand B7.
Please come and say hello, we look forward to seeing you there.
As we enter the last two months of the doe season there are still lots of stalking opportunities available with BDS:
1. Training and Mentoring Scheme within Swinley Forest, Windsor
One-to-one individual training in all aspects of stalking and shooting deer, gralloching, transportation and larder operations.
2. Opportunity to stalk Scottish woodland roe deer at Altyre Estate in Moray
Accompanied stalks for cull roebucks and does with the estate stalker (Approved Witness), primarily aimed at those wishing to undertake DSC2 training and/or assessment.
Despite new firearm and shotgun certificate application forms coming into effect on 31st December, five forces across the UK are still displaying the old forms on their website.
The Winter edition of the Deer Journal was issued last week, and was posted to all of our members. If you are a member and have not received this then please contact the Membership Secretary, Annie, on 01425 655434 option 2, or email@example.com
It could be that we don’t have your correct address, or maybe your membership has lapsed.
New email address? Similarly, if your email address has changed recently please contact Annie so that she can update our database.